June 22, 2020

ENGLAND: A Muslim Asylum Seeker From Libya Went On A Stabbing Rampage In Reading Killing 3 Gay Men Sitting At A Park. Islamic Terror Suspect Was Already Known To Authorities.

๐Ÿ‘‡ This tweet was removed from Twitter after I posted this news ๐Ÿ‘‡
I took a screenshot just now of my Twitter feed.
But when you click on it, his account is gone.
The Telegraph, UK
written by Mason Boycott-Owen Tony Diver Martin Evans, crime correspondent Robert Mendick, chief reporter
Sunday June 21, 2020

Police have declared a knife rampage that killed three in Reading as a terror incident.

The man arrested at the scene yesterday is Khairi Saadallah, a 25-year-old refugee from Libya, The Telegraph can reveal.

Mr Saadallah was detained by police in Forbury Gardens on Saturday evening.

Witnesses claimed he approached a group of middle aged men who had been sat drinking in the park and suddenly began stabbing at them.

Three men died in the attack and one other remains in hospital in a stable condition. Another has been discharged.

One of those who died has been named locally as James Furlong, a teacher at the Holt School in Wokingham.

It is understood Mr Saadallah came to Britain several years ago as a refugee following the civil war in Libya.

Mental health is being considered a major factor in the incident, a security source said.

Armed counter terrorism police raided his flat in nearby Basingstoke Road late on Saturday night and removed a number of items including a large circular saw.

Neil Basu, the head of Counter Terror Police, said officers were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

"There is no specific intelligence to suggest that anyone attending crowded places is at risk," he added.

The terror suspect accused of killing three people in a Reading park had been investigated by MI5, it emerged on Sunday night. Here are all the developments from today from Robert Mendick, Charles Hymas, Victoria Ward and Martin Evans:
Khairi Saadallah, 25, was put on the security service’s ‘radar’ less than a year before Saturday's attack after a tip-off that he planned to travel to his native Libya where it was feared he wanted to join a militant jihadist group.

But the file was closed after two months when intelligence services found no credible evidence to support the claim.

Questions remain over whether Saadallah should have been at large at the time of Saturday evening’s attack in a park in Reading, Berks, after being released early from prison this month for minor, non-terrorist offences.

It has also emerged that Saadallah, who it is understood had serious mental health problems, had come to the UK as an illegal immigrant in 2012 but was granted asylum in 2018.

He had boasted to friends in the UK that he had fought as a child soldier to overthrow Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.
International Business Times
written by Jude Xerxes
Monday June 22, 2020

The United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom has confirmed that an American citizen was among the three that were killed during a stabbing incident at an English park Saturday (June 20).

Ambassador Woody Johnson offered condolences to the families of the victims. “We condemn the attack absolutely and have offered our assistance to British law enforcement,” he said in a statement.

U.K. authorities announced that the attack, which killed three people and seriously wounded three more, was being investigated as a terrorist incident.

The Philadelphia Inquirer has identified the American victim as Joe Ritchie-Bennet, 39, who was a friend of another of the victims.

Ritchie-Bennet had moved to England 15 years ago. He worked for a law firm in London before working for the British headquarters of a Dutch pharmaceutical company in Reading, the town where the attack took place.

According to U.K. police, the attack occurred around 7 p.m. Saturday when a man began stabbing people in Forbury Gardens. A 25-year-old man from Reading was arrested on the scene on suspicion of murder.

On Sunday (June 21), U.K. counter-terrorism officials said the man remains in custody and is believed to have acted alone.

Sources told the BBC that the suspect, 25-year-old Khairi Saadallah, was originally from Libya and was already known to U.K. intelligence. Local and counter-terror police have not confirmed that Saadallah was a Libyan refugee granted asylum in the U.K.

According to security sources, Saadallah caught their attention after receiving information that he had expressed a desire to travel abroad, potentially for terrorism.

Saadallah was reportedly under supervised probation over unrelated offenses when he allegedly stabbed three people to death in Reading during the attack.

U.K. Prime Minister Borris Johnson said in a televised statement that he was “appalled and sickened” by the attack.

Johnson said his government was ready to learn the lessons of how they should handle the events leading up to the attack and how to handle future cases.

“We will not hesitate to take action when necessary,” Johnson said.

The attack in Reading is the fourth alleged terror attack in the six months since U.K. officials lowered the national threat level.

The threat level remained “substantial,” the third-highest level on a five-point scale.
๐Ÿ‘‡ Islam always claims mental health issues for jihadist. ๐Ÿ‘‡
I can't believe the media and his supporters are claiming this Islamic terrorist CONVERTED TO CHRISTIANITY and that's why he went on a stabbing rampage killing three gay men. The Left's absurdity is off the charts. (emphasis mine)
UPDATE 6/30/20 at 12:52am: Added tweet below.

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